The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from May 19, 1992

A Feminist Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt
FRANKLIN and Eleanor Roosevelt, among the best-loved and most admired people in American politics, were also among the most viciously detested.Shocked political and social conservatives - and snobs of every stripe - referred to FDR as "that man in the...
Alaska's Murkowski, Young Start Reelection Fireworks
FROM his seat in the chambers normally used for Anchorage Assembly meetings, United States Rep. Don Young (R) glared at Sarah James and launched into a tirade against her and other Gwich'in Athabascan Indians opposing oil drilling in the Arctic National...
A `Phenomenal' Level of Giving from Offers of Bel Air Lemons to Corporation Cereal, Aid Is Pouring in to South-Central L.A
FROM the Knox Elementary School in Chandler, Ariz., came 500 pounds of shoes, dolls, and other goods.Procter & Gamble sent in 19,000 cases of disposable diapers. Three flight attendants from Japan Airlines on layover served at mobile relief canteens,...
Asian Neighbors Plot New Hub Plans for Economic Development of Tumen River Turn on Overcoming History of Strife. ASIAN COMMUNITY
JUST to float in a raft down this river in the hinterlands of Northeast Asia would not be easy, even for a Huckleberry Finn. The sand bars are as wide as the water that flows in this oversized creek.Yet during the last two years, six nations with about...
A Treasure Trove of Automotive Lore
THERE'S a good reason Ron Grantz is so thin and wiry. "Some days you just don't get to sit down," he says with a grin that blends pride with a dose of exhaustion.Mr. Grantz is in charge of the nation's largest collection of automotive publications, photos,...
Bulgarian `Dark Avenger' Part of East-Bloc Legacy
IN the shadowy world of computer virus writers, he is known as Dark Avenger.Little is known about him: a Bulgarian; a brilliant computer programmer; a "techno-path," some say."If there was a Hall of Fame {for virus writers}, he would be in it," says...
Bush's Human Rights Gap Unlike His Predecessor, This President for the Most Part Has Avoided Speaking out against Abuses in Other Countries
WHEN Marlin Fitzwater, the White House Press Secretary, observed last month that the Bush administration had "no reason to have any special interest" in Salman Rushdie, he defined with exquisite clarity the human rights policy of the Bush White House....
Columbia's 13-Day Mission Giant Space Program Step
LAST week's spectacular mission of the space shuttle Endeavour opened a new phase of manned spaceflight for the United States. It began the exploration of the kinds of challenges astronauts may face in building the space station.Endeavour's crew had...
Enterprise Zones: `Greenlining' for Growth
THE startling verdict in the Rodney King case may have been the spark that ignited the Los Angeles riots, but the flammable material - unemployment, illiteracy, drugs - has been gathering in most American cities for decades.Poverty does not justify crime;...
Estonia's Struggle to Shake off the Soviet Past
WATCH Estonia. Developments in this small, newly liberated Baltic country may well be the litmus test for the vast area to the east now named Russia.Estonia is the microcosm of the difficulties and contradictions inherent in the former Soviet Union's...
Free from Domination
DOMINATION comes in many forms. But whatever its guise, it is always wrong.Early in his career my husband worked for a man who was dictatorial, unpredictable, and sometimes irrational. To make matters worse, both my husband and his supervisor were armed...
Home Fix-It Tasks for All Seasons
READING a book on home maintenance straight through is a bit like reading a "Hints From Heloise" encyclopedia: You're acutely aware of all you could be doing - and a little skeptical that all of it is really necessary. In small doses, though, both...
Kazakhstan to Accept Phaseout of Nuclear Arms in a US Visit Beginning Today, Kazakh President Will Sign Deal for Huge US Venture in Tenghiz Oil Field
KAZAKHSTAN President Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived in Washington yesterday with key concessions to American concerns designed to smooth the path for his first official visit to the United States.On Sunday, the Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry announced that...
Last Year a Hero, This Year in Trouble
A YEAR ago the Gridiron Club's annual spring show was more of a celebration than a roast. Guests entering the banquet hall gasped at the huge blanket of yellow roses behind the speaker's table. Victory was in the air.The Gulf war had just ended and the...
Mexicans Debate the Structure of New Church-State Relations
IN Mexico, the "elephant" and the "ants" are squaring off, to use the terminology of the Vatican's envoy to Mexico, Geronimo Prigione.In January, Mexico officially mended a more than century-old rift between the Roman Catholic Church and the government...
Mixing Business with Government
The Opinion page article "The Business of the President Is Not Business," May 7, decries both a third-party candidacy, and a businessman's audacity to run for the presidency. Does the author think that any businessman, even the most inept, could run...
News Currents
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC</P><P>Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, one of seven presidential candidates in last week's elections, faced the threat of arrest yesterday after boycotting her arraignment on currency charges by a Manila...
Pencils, Papers, and Prison Bars after Overcoming Her Initial Intimidation, a Prison Professor Fosters Laughter and Lively Discussion in Her Unique Classroom
THE heavy steel door, electronically opened just seconds before, clanged noisily shut behind me. I stared down a massive hallway with huge barred windows, populated by men in denim. I was being initiated into my new role as a college teacher within the...
Peru's President Steps Up Battle with Terrorists Fujimori Increases Penalties for Terrorism, but Crackdown Raises Human Rights Questions
WITH increased powers following the suspension of parliament and with the backing of the military, Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is embarking on a full frontal attack on terrorism.The Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrillas, who mark their 12th...
Popular Protest Turns Violent in Thai Crackdown Thousands Begin Ransacking and Burning State Buildings after Troops Attack Crowd. ESCALATING CONFRONTATION
THAILAND was reeling as a political crisis deepened yesterday after troops fired on demonstrators demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Suchinda Kraprayoon.Thousands of riot police and soldiers fanned out through central Bangkok as the streets of the...
Rio Balancing Act
PRESIDENT Bush has rightly (and predictably) decided to attend the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro next month. His presence will underscore the conference's importance. And he'll have an opportunity to show...
Swiss Vote to Join World Bank and IMF Opens Door to EC
ENCOURAGED by Sunday's vote to join the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Swiss government decided yesterday to apply immediately for membership in the European Community.Swiss voters Sunday approved their country's membership in the...
Take Heart, Class of '92
THE young woman in a New Yorker cartoon is decked out in a cap and gown, about to receive her college diploma. But when the school president hands her the prized parchment she refuses it, saying, "Uh... no, thank you. I'll just stay another four years."Her...
The Marketing of 'Recovery'
AT first glance they look like ordinary greeting cards, with their contemporary designs, rainbow-colored inks, and pastel envelopes. But look again. Tucked inside the latest line of cards from Hallmark are messages for a very select group of people:...
The Theater Lassos Montana Kids with the Help of Some Grown-Up Actors, Children in Rural and Urban Settings Are Getting a Taste of Life Behind the Footlights with the Touring Missoula Children's Theatre
IT is a typical spring day in the mountains of western Montana. A thunder-and-hail storm rages outside, followed a couple of hours later by sunny warm weather.The spirited climate is matched inside an old building just off the main street in Missoula...
UN Workers Hope to Reach Starving Somalia Hinterland
AFTER months of bitter fighting, rival factions in Mogadishu have begun cooperating to distribute food relief to several hundred thousand famished residents of this beleaguered East African capital.Now United Nations officials, who negotiated a cease-fire...
Women's Group a First in Russia Moscow's Transfiguration Club Pursues International Ties and Practical Social Action
IN an upstairs room at the Writers Union in Moscow, 23 women and two men gathered recently to discuss ways of building international support for their fledgling organization. The Transfiguration Club is the first feminist group to be recognized by the...